INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Karaoke Compact Disc Infringes Song Copyrights INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

Karaoke Compact Disc Infringes Song Copyrights

 This case involves a record company that owned the copyrights to seven musical compositions by a popular rock group. The record company had never licensed these songs for use in the karaoke industry. A karaoke company encoded compact discs with the audio …

Film Company Uses Copyrighted Photos in Movie Scene INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

Film Company Uses Copyrighted Photos in Movie Scene

This case involves a man who owned the copyrights to 10 photographs of himself that showed his body and face in several different poses. The man had taken the photographs himself and never used them commercially. A film production company was making a murd …

Pharmaceutical IP Experts Opine on Royalty Payments for Drug Patent Holder INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

The case involves a licensing dispute centered in the state of Georgia involving the formulation and testing of a drug that treats neurologic conditions. The drug is a combination of two existing medications, which have been combined into a single therapy. …

Medical Equipment Expert Opines on Dermatological Laser Patent Infringement Suit INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

This is a patent infringement case relating to non-invasive laser scar removal process. The primary function at issue is the use of a patch infused with a perfluorodecalin solution. The PFD patch is a perfluorodecalin-infused silicone gel patch that helps  …

Flash Memory Experts Discuss Alleged Intellectual Property Infringement INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

This case involves a prominent manufacturer of flash memory devices in Kentucky which claimed that a proprietary memory controller system it developed had been directly copied by a domestic competitor. The memory controller system was designed with a nov …

Advertising Agency’s Use of Sound-Alike Infringes Singer’s Right of Publicity INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

This case involves an advertising agency in New York that was doing a campaign for a snack food maker. The advertising agency knew of a song by a famous singer and decided to make a commercial using a word-play of the song. The song was by a well-known sin …